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Fast food restaurant McDonald’s has advised its own staff that a burger, fries and soft drink is an “unhealthy choice”.

Obama: I got the sucker

Barack Obama has proved before a coast-to-coast television audience that he can act as his own SWAT team if his personal space - if not America’s national security - unexpectedly comes under threat. In this instance we are not talking foreign terrorists or recalcitrant Republicans, but a fly that wanted to share some air time with him.

Brawl Street: Jon Stewart versus Jim Cramer

It was given all the billing and pre-match hype of a heavyweight boxing bout. After a week-long feud that has consumed discussion on the internet and TV, the top US satirist and the nation's pre-eminent stock market pundit went head-to-head on prime-time television, and viewers have spent the past 24 hours scoring the fight.

Question Time: Emma Crosby, Presenter

Work: Emma Crosby, 31, recently left Sky News to replace Fiona Phillips on the GMTV sofa. She co-presents with Andrew Castle

Life: In a relationship; lives in south-west London

Balance: Skiing, yoga and seeing friends and family

Amid the TV turmoil, it's always good news at CNBC

Advertising may be falling off a cliff across the industry, says Raymond Snoddy, but there's no slowdown at the global business channel

Bryson's America: Commercials? Give me a break

THERE IS an advert running on American television at the moment that says something like: "The new Dodge Backfire. Rated number one against the Chrysler Inert for handling. Rated number one against the Plymouth Repellent for mileage. Rated number one against the Ford Eczema for repair costs."

Anwar's tapes shown on TV

IN A SERIES of secret video tapes, recorded hours before his arrest, the Malaysian opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, accused the Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, of using government projects to enrich his friends and family and compared him to the fallen Indonesian dictator, Suharto.

Troops surround Anwar's family

SUPPORTERS OF the imprisoned Malaysian opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, were struggling to keep his movement for reform alive yesterday, as soldiers and riot police surrounded his home and threatened to arrest his wife.

Dow Jones to merge television channel with CNBC

Dow Jones and CNBC are today expected to announce a merger of their TV operations in Europe and Asia. The move, which has been in the pipeline for some time, will see European Business News and CNBC Europe, the 24-hour business TV channels, fusing into a single entity.

Media: Can a cut-glass Brit cut Kitty Kelley to the quick? Not if she sees him coming

British journalists in the US have a new role now: talking Kitty Kelley or even talking to Kitty Kelley. Our man's moment came on the high- profile Gerraldo show. Stiletto in hand he went off to puncture the sycophancy of her media round. Did she see him coming? Did she see him off? Or did she set him off on a path to new visibility in mobile homes from coast to coast?

Direct Finance: This area is secure

Ken Welsby and John Hancock on investment over the Internet

Super Channel to expand in Asia

NBC Super Channel, the US-owned international cable and satellite television channel, is to launch an Asian service next month, out of Hong Kong.

Body Shop ally quits magazine: Attack 'was unbalanced and questionable'

BEN COHEN, founder of the Ben and Jerry's ice-cream firm, resigned yesterday from the advisory board of Businesss Ethics magazine in protest at its attack this week on the Body Shop.
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